Movies like The Initiation of Sarah 1978

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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: school, college, supernatural, friendship, youth, mystery, supernatural ability, teenage life, vengeance, rivalry, prank, college life, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, power relations, dog, witch, teenager, demon, revenge, psychic, paranormal phenomena, telekinesis, occult, piano ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural ability and rivalry mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Initiation of Sarah: Little Witches (1996), The Source (2002), Detention (2010), The Spell (1977), Voodoo Academy (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little Witches (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six misfit schoolgirls at an all-girl Catholic high school, left alone at the school for Easter week, get mixed up with the occult and witchcraft after an old Satanic temple is found underneath the church where they attend as well as an old book of ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, occult, nun, girls' boarding school, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, youth, witchcraft, friendship ...
Time: 90s
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The Source (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four outcast teenagers acquire mystical powers that allow them to become gods on campus, with deadly consequences.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, high school, teenage life, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, teenage love, rivalry, youth, social misfits, prank, curses spells and rituals ...
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Detention (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ghost, confined, school, supernatural, high school, isolation, teenage life, high school life, youth, prank, afterlife, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Spell (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A distraught mother must cope with her embittered daughter who has the ability to cause "accidents" to happen.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, torment, occult, telekinesis, revenge, parents and children, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, cons and scams, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Voodoo Academy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some exploring and discovers that Mrs. Bouvier and the Reverend ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, captivating, offbeat
Plot: college, black magic, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, youth, supernatural, clergy, rivalry, wizards and magicians, demon, voodoo, high school life ...
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Blood Legend (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young witch gathers her coven to methodically fulfill her uncle's demands to help resurrect a demon lover from centuries past. Believing that she has completed her tasks she waits for the resurrection and her eternal rewards only to find ...
Style: scary, serious, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, ghost, vengeance, school, prank, rivalry, hopes, youth, small town, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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73%
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Voodoo (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Andy comes to campus in order to be close to his girlfriend Rebecca. Since he needs a place to stay he joins one of the college fraternities. However, a strange looking man warns him that the fraternity is just a cover-up for the weird voodoo cult.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, slasher, mind bending ...
Plot: voodoo, zombie, supernatural, college campus, curses spells and rituals, friendship, college, youth, superhuman powers, on the run, college life, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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72%
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5ive Girls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five wayward teenage girls are sent to a reformatory and discover they possess unique powers to battle the ancient demon, Legion, which holds thrall over the sinister institution.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, scary, serious
Plot: girls' boarding school, healing power, demon, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, youth, teachers and students, destiny, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
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The Brotherhood III: Young Demons (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of devil-may-care teenagers discover they've mistakenly called upon the Prince of Darkness in this flashy horror story.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher, homoerotic ...
Plot: high school, wizards and magicians, supernatural, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, crimes, rivalry, good versus evil, youth, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 21st century, contemporary
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70%
 2.7
 565
The Cry (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a powerful evil force is chasing the reincarnation of her son ...
Style: serious, bleak, scary, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, missing child, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, investigation, supernatural ability, murder, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: 16th century
Place: new york
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Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, violence, high school, punk, death, nightmare, hallucination, insanity, reflection, demonic possession ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sisterhood (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Christine (Jennifer Holland) and Reagan (Kate Plec) are a pair of young women who get to know each other when they end up sharing a dorm room in college. Christine is a studious type who is still getting over a family tragedy, while Reagan never ...
Style: serious, slasher, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: college, vampire, woman in danger, teenage life, rivalry, escapades, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, youth, curses spells and rituals, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.4
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Demon Island (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Teens trapped on an island are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: island, rivalry, supernatural, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, survival, escapades, village, demon, monster, vampire, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Telling (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, supernatural, sorority, crimes, prank, youth, mystery, supernatural ability, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stranger in Our House (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, car accident, obsession, horse, voodoo, demon, occult, witch, housekeeper, small community, possession, summer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Dream Within a Dream (2011)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six high school students, WILL, CHARLIE, BARTOK, TODD, STEVIE and LINDA, are handed invitations to a party by the school’s mysterious and enigmatic new student, SADDLER. However, once they enter Saddler’s house, they are each somehow magically ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, homoerotic
Plot: supernatural, youth, confined, supernatural ability, teenage life, black magic, witch, estate, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, supernatural power, high school student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Initiation of Sarah (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sorority girl unwittingly becomes the focus of a battle between good and evil.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: sorority, college, secret society, college life, siblings relations, betrayal, youth, sister sister relationship, supernatural ability, suicide attempt, female protagonist, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Grace (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A unique horror film told from the first-person perspective of Grace - a naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing roommate as an evil entity takes over her body and unleashes chaos.
Style: psychological, stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, demon, teenage girl, college, exorcism, supernatural, youth, curses spells and rituals, possession, grandmother granddaughter relationship, religious, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
After Midnight (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, afterlife, psychopath, urban legend, vengeance, professor, teenage girl, stalker, graphic violence, supernatural, hardcase students, dedicated educator ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Are You in the House Alone? (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, stalking, rock, high school, crimes, rivalry, best friends, mentally unstable, terrorism, youth, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
American Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of friends move into a vacation home with a sinister past in Fall River, Massachusetts. Suspicious of the home's owner, Taryn feels a strong connection to the house and finds herself at the center of one of the most deadly poltergeists ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, scary
Plot: haunted house, poltergeist, chase, friendship, murder, violence, friends, evil, ghost, paranormal phenomena, exorcism, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, confined, curses spells and rituals, isolation, farmhouse, escapades, vegan, flashback, stabbed in the back ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Long Time Dead (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spirit, seance, game, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, youth, serial killer, genie, murder, supernatural, vengeance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kill Katie Malone (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle "Dixie" Canning, pool their cash to buy a "ghost" in an online auction. The three think it's all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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The Witch Files (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A coven of young women with incredible powers and difficult pasts discovers that they are able to make their every wish come true. Things, however, take a dangerous turn when they discover that their newly-found abilities come with a price and that ...
Style: psychotronic, bleak, scary, suspense, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century
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Bunshinsaba: Ouija Board (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts a curse on the four girls tormenting them through a Ouija ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: curse, ghost, vengeance, ouija board, youth, supernatural, rivalry, village, curses spells and rituals, mute or deaf, mysticism, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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The Amityville Harvest (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While staying at an aging manor to research its liquor-smuggling history, Christina and her documentary video team interview their spooky host Vincent—but no one can capture his image or voice on video. After shocking dreams and bloody encounters, ...
Style: psychotronic, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
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Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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House of Fears (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, witch, teen angst, revenge, curse, psychopath, reincarnation, teenage life, city life, curses spells and rituals, student life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
House of Purgatory (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Four teenagers go looking for a legendary haunted house that gives you money back for every floor you can complete. Once finding it, they realize the house is much more terrifying than a normal Halloween attraction - the house knows each of their ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, disturbing, suspense, bleak
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